Age 68, passed away February 9, 2014, after a courageous, two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born June 8, 1945, in Chicago, IL, to William and Marie Sklar. Catherine frequented Holt United Methodist Church with her family. She was a creative, loving and gracious woman and enjoyed sewing, cooking and caring for her family.
Surviving are: her husband of 48 years, Leonard “Lenny;” son, Dean (Mary Ellen) Auriemma; daughter, Dana (Craig) Yeomans; 6 grandchildren, Madelyne Auriemma, Samantha Auriemma, Baylee Yeomans, Aubree Yeomans, Caleb Auriemma and Alina Auriemma; brother, William Sklar; sister, Elana Johannes. Catherine was an influential Nana, Grammy, Babushka to her grandchildren, friend, and “Sunshine” to her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, and brother.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd., with Associate Pastor Michele Childs, and Pastor Walter Gibson of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 13, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holt United Methodist Church in memory of Catherine Auriemma.